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Type of media Video

Approved Running time 80m 50s

Release date 04/01/2016

Ratings Info strong language, sex references, suicide attempt

Genre(s) Comedy, Drama

Director(s) Craig Roberts

Cast includes Emile Hirsch, Craig Roberts, Richard Harrington, Mark Lewis Jones, Sai Bennett, Trystan Gravelle, Darragh Mortell

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 25/12/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

JUST JIM is a British comedy drama about a lonely and bullied teenager who is given the chance to increase his credibility when a cool American moves in next door.


There are multiple uses of strong language ('motherf**ker' and 'f**k'). Other bad language includes ‘shit’, ‘bitch’, ‘bloody’ and ‘dick’.


There are occasional strong visual and verbal sex references, including a rough line-drawing of genitals on a poster and a girl telling a teen that he makes her ‘wet’. A boy is also advised to "avoid oral, it’s too complicated" and at a party a girl kisses down a teen boy's stomach before disappearing below the edge of the screen for implied oral sex.


A young man is briefly seen running a knife across the inside of his wrists, leaving a bloody line behind on the skin. He is later seen to have his wrists bandaged up but is otherwise unharmed. It is not made entirely clear whether he was attempting to take his own life or self-harming.

Other issues include some drug use as a teen smokes a joint with friends in a car. There is also some more drug and alcohol use at a party.

There are some moments of bullying as a teen is called names and pushed around by his school mates. The characters who carry out the bullying are portrayed as unpleasant.

There are some moments of moderate violence including a throat cutting in a black and white spy film, with the victim's hand hiding the wound. A man also repeatedly slams a car boot on someone's head but the impacts are kept off screen and the victim is only seen to have some blood on his forehead afterwards.


Soda Pictures Ltd.
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80m 50s
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The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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